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  • Job reference: RMS0179186

Project Engineer (Electrical)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/05/2017
  • Duration: 3 months+
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The Role:
To provide a professional Electrical Engineering Consultancy service to internal and external clients by delivering, controlling and directing Electrical Engineering projects in a commercial and customer focussed way which achieves programmes, meets performance targets and meets the Councils Corporate Objectives.

Main Accountabilities:
* Provide Electrical Engineering consultancy services to internal and external clients.
* Development of brief, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Electrical Engineering projects.
* Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and the most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost effective solutions
* Continually monitor, review and modify working practices to ensure that they are carried out in a commercial manner which will contribute to the overall profit target.
* Assist in the programming of projects to ensure completion within budget and to meet programme targets.
* Act as a Project Leader coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as required.
* Respond to changes in workload and changing priorities by carrying out the role in a flexible manner which may include working extended hours, at the beginning and/or end of the day. Additionally, on occasions, out of hours working may be required by agreement.
* Survey, investigate, and prepare reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings.
* Prepare estimates, obtain and assess quotations, monitor works, agree interim valuations, contractual claims and final accounts with contractors. Assist in preparing fee bids.
* Assist in the preparation of an annual programme and quarterly financial and performance reports for the Repair & Replacement programme.
* Carry out planned maintenance inspections in respect of electrical installations; prepare reports and estimates for recommended works, based on a 5 year rolling programme.
* Provide maintenance function for Borough Council Street Lighting
* Ensure designs meet current relevant technical standards and statutory documents and are carried out to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and any other Health and Safety legislation.
* Ensure that all documents and drawings prepared are to a high standard, consistent and accurate.
* Keep up to date with current design methods and standards.
* Electricity At Work Regulations - Review periodic inspections, prepare reports and estimates for remedial works.

Decisions made:
* Determine the most efficient and cost effective solution in the design, specification and procurement of Electrical Engineering projects; solve related problems as and when they occur.
* Prioritise and programme own workload.
* Delegate work to Technicians as required.
* Act as Project Leader as required for multi disciplinary teams, agree programme and monitor progress and costs.
* Make judgements regarding best course of action to solve problems.
* Settle disputes with contractors.
* Prepare risk assessments and solve all issues to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and other Health and Safety regulations.
* Approve works for interim payments throughout projects, re-measure works and agree payments to contractors, agree and settle final accounts.
* Use professional judgement to interpret Legislation and Technical Standards.

Contacts:
Subordinates
* Lead project teams.
* Liaise with Administration Team.

Superiors
* Weekly programme review and monthly progress / team meetings with Senior Electrical Engineer.
* Project review meetings with Principal Engineer
* Occasional project review meetings with Head of Engineering.

Others
* Clients internal and external.
* Statutory bodies.
* Management of contractors.
* External Consultants.
* Elected Members.
* The Public.

Resource Controlled:
Budgets

* On behalf of Clients, deliver the design, procurement, supervision, monitor costs, agree final accounts and approve expenditure for projects totalling up to a value £800,000 per annum in order to generate fees to contribute towards the income generation of circa £1.5m for Engineering Services.

Staff

* Act as Project Leader, as required, for multi disciplinary teams, lead a team of up to 4 members to deliver projects by agreeing programme and monitoring progress and costs.
* Manage contractors during construction projects.

Other

* Vehicle.
* Personal computer, personal protective equipment and other equipment necessary to fulfil the role.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
HNC Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Sound knowledge and experience of current Codes of Practice and other technical documents and Contracts relevant to Electrical Engineering design, maintenance and repair projects.
A sound knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations including CDM.
Experience in the preparation of specifications; drawings, contract documents, and cost estimates for Electrical Engineering works.
Must be computer literate and proficient in the production of CAD drawings.
Experience of managing contractos

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
Degree In Electrical Engineering.

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